The Western Australian Government has issued a commitment to supporting steel related businesses in the State to become independently certified to the new Australian Standard covering structural steelwork.
WA Commerce Minister, Michael Mischin announced on 2 December 2016 that the latest round of the Government’s Industry Facilitation and Support Program is being devoted to making funding available to support steel fabricators, galvanizers and finishers to meet new national requirements for the fabrication of structural steelwork.
The new National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS) instigated by the ASI brings Australia into line with other advanced markets such as the US, Canada, the EU and UK which rely on established third party verified certification schemes to ensure steel fabrication is fit for purpose.
ASI Chief Executive, Tony Dixon said the move demonstrated the WA Government understood the importance of public safety and compliance with quality standards, especially with the global steel glut flooding local markets and non-conforming building products now a major national issue.
Companies hoping to take advantage of the funding will need to take rapid action as the AS/NZS 5131 funding round closes 31 January 2017.
Thank you to the ASI for this story http://steel.org.au/news/wa-backs-local-steelwork-to-meet-new-benchmark/
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